This is an analysis of the poem The Buffalo Trail that begins with:

Deeply the buffalo trod it
Beating it barren as brass;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccb dedeffe agagffg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010110 1001011 10111010 1001001 100100100 100100100 1011001 10010010 10001101 10010010 1001011 100110100 100101100 1101001 11011010 1101111 00010110 1101111 000100100 110101100 1001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 223
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it is repeated.

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  • summary of The Buffalo Trail;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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